|Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier - TED.com|
In the 20th century we added an unprecedented number of years to our lifespans, but is the quality of life as good? Surprisingly, yes! At TEDxWomen psychologist Laura Carstensen shows research that demonstrates that as people get older they become happier, more content, and have a more positive outlook on the world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; aging; culture; science; TEDxWomen 2011; 2011
|Jared Diamond: How societies can grow old better - TED.com|
There's an irony behind the latest efforts to extend human life: It's no picnic to be an old person in a youth-oriented society. Older people can become isolated, lacking meaningful work and low on funds. In this intriguing talk, Jared Diamond looks at how many different societies treat their elders -- some better, some worse -- and suggests we all take advantage of experience.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; aging; culture; social change; TED2013; 2013
|Diana Nyad: Never, ever give up - TED.com|
In the pitch-black night, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, singing to herself, hallucinating … Diana Nyad just kept on swimming. And that's how she finally achieved her lifetime goal as an athlete: an extreme 100-mile swim from Cuba to Florida -- at age 64. Hear her story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; aging; culture; extreme sports; TEDWomen 2013; 2013
|Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20 - TED.com|
Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Jay says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. She gives 3 pieces of advice for how twentysomethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; aging; culture; youth; TED2013; 2013
|Jane Fonda: Life's third act - TED.com|
Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy -- and these years aren’t just a footnote or a pathology. At TEDxWomen, Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; aging; culture; health; 2011
|Cynthia Kenyon: Experiments that hint of longer lives - TED.com|
What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a simple genetic mutation that can double the lifespan of a simple worm, C. elegans. The lessons from that discovery, and others, are pointing to how we might one day significantly extend youthful human life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; aging; biotech; genetics; medicine; science; technology; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Ramona Pierson: An unexpected place of healing - TED.com|
When Ramona Pierson was 22, she was hit by a drunk driver and spent 18 months in a coma. At TEDxDU she tells the remarkable story of her recovery -- drawing on the collective skills and wisdom of a senior citizens' home.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxDU 2011; TED; Talks; aging; culture; education; health care; medicine; self; storytelling; 2011
|Aubrey de Grey says we can avoid aging - TED.com|
Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease -- and a curable one at that. Humans age in seven basic ways, he says, all of which can be averted.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; aging; biotech; disease; engineering; future; health care; science; technology; transhuman; 2005
|Judy MacDonald Johnston: Prepare for a good end of life - TED.com|
Thinking about death is frightening, but planning ahead is practical and leaves more room for peace of mind in our final days. In a solemn, thoughtful talk, Judy MacDonald Johnston shares 5 practices for planning for a good end of life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; aging; culture; death; humanity; life; TED2013; 2013
|Gregory Petsko on the coming neurological epidemic - TED.com|
Biochemist Gregory Petsko makes a convincing argument that, in the next 50 years, we'll see an epidemic of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer's, as the world population ages. His solution: more research into the brain and its functions.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; aging; brain; business; health; science; social change; technology; TED2008; 2008
|Kenneth Shinozuka: My simple invention, designed to keep my grandfather safe - TED.com|
60% of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients and caregivers. In this charming talk, hear how teen inventor Kenneth Shinozuka came up with a novel solution to help his night-wandering grandfather and the aunt who looks after him ... and how he hopes to help others with Alzheimer's.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; aging; design; innovation; invention; product design; technology; TEDYouth 2014; 2014
|Ed Ulbrich: How Benjamin Button got his face - TED.com|
Ed Ulbrich, the digital-effects guru from Digital Domain, explains the Oscar-winning technology that allowed his team to digitally create the older versions of Brad Pitt's face for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED2009; aging; arts; business; entertainment; film; technology; TED2009; 2009
|Dean Ornish says your genes are not your fate - TED.com|
Dean Ornish shares new research that shows how adopting healthy lifestyle habits can affect a person at a genetic level. For instance, he says, when you live healthier, eat better, exercise, and love more, your brain cells actually increase.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; aging; genetics; health; health care; medicine; science; short talk; 2008
|Alanna Shaikh: How I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's - TED.com|
When faced with a parent suffering from Alzheimer's, most of us respond with denial ("It won't happen to me") or extreme efforts at prevention. But global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh sees it differently. She's taking three concrete steps to prepare for the moment -- should it arrive -- when she herself gets Alzheimer's disease.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Alzheimer's disease; aging; disease; health; medicine; science; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Isabel Allende: How to live passionately—no matter your age - TED.com|
Author Isabel Allende is 71. Yes, she has a few wrinkles—but she has incredible perspective too. In this candid talk, meant for viewers of all ages, she talks about her fears as she gets older and shares how she plans to keep on living passionately.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; aging; storytelling; TED2014; 2014